Like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), this game had a bit of troubled development, with a few factors such as the not being made for the Wii U in mind and its story being altered on several aspects (Sega wanted to be the first to make an officially told origin story, and the TV show ended up forcing the game to be a (as well as the 3DS counterpart) prequel to the show). But even with that said, the game isn't that great. Plus playing Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) was rather fun even with its issues (in my opinion) The game focuses heavily on exploration and combat, but unlike the Werehog stages of Sonic Unleashed, it gets easily boring. The Wherehog stages are platforming and combat (beat 'em up), but the game gives you a lot of unique obstacles to work with, and the combat is fast, fun, and you have tons of combos (especially the HD versions with the combat, although the SD versions also has a decent amount of combos) to work with. In this game, you have around 2-3 combos, it takes too long to defeat most of the enemies, and there is little variation in the game besides the zip targets and switching between different characters. And while each character has their own abilities, one could get through huge portions of the game using one character, until the game demands it. Contrast that to Sonic Heroes, where it genuinely feels that each character on the team is useful, in not only traversing the stages, but also in combat. It especially helps collecting the power cores and not losing a life during a stage, trust me. And lastly (because of limited space), the disc that I got had particular issue playing the last cutscene before the credits, and the credits because my Wii U has an error reading the disc there. And the odd thing is that the disc is in rather impeccable condition itself, but I think those might be (it seems) perforations in the gray center of the disc. That might be an oversight on lukiegames, but I'm not sure. And the issue with the disc ONLY shows up there: Taking the disc out and then in and the Wii U can read it again, and the game play normally.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Ryan Papai from Edwardsburg, MI on 8/25/2018